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A Complete Guide to Utilities in Cleckheaton

If you just moved and have some questions about Cleckheaton? Our comprehensive utilities guide to Cleckheaton will help you to find out everything you need to know about broadband, area codes, power generation and energy distributors, and Cleckheaton water and sewerage. Keep reading to learn everything about utilities in Cleckheaton.

About Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire

Cleckheaton BD19 has a population of 11,648 and is located in the county of West Yorkshire. West Yorkshire has a population of 2,320,214 people.

Who supplies my water in Cleckheaton?

Cleckheaton water services are supplied by Yorkshire Water. Here are the main contact numbers for Yorkshire Water:

How to get in touch with the water supplier in Cleckheaton

Ringing a contact number for Yorkshire Water is one of many options to talk about your Cleckheaton water account.

In the table below we have listed the main phone numbers for Yorkshire Water general enquiries and emergencies.

Yorkshire Water phone number Yorkshire Water Emergency phone number
0345 124 2424 0800 573 553
Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Emergencies 24/7/365
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Write to Yorkshire Water

Additionally, you can communicate with Yorkshire Water, by composing a letter or sending an email. You can also send your request via the Yorkshire Water website.

If you prefer to send a letter to Yorkshire Water can do so by writing to the Yorkshire Water address below:

Yorkshire Water Address
Western House, Halifax Road
Bradford
BD6 2SZ

Water rates in Cleckheaton

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Water rates in Cleckheaton will vary depending on if your home has a water meter or not. It's easy to find out if your Cleckheaton water rates are metered or not by looking at a recent water bill or by getting in touch with the supplier. Homes with metered Cleckheaton water rates will have a meter number listed on their water bills.

Metered Customers in Cleckheaton

Customers with a water meter at their Cleckheaton property will pay an annual charge that is fixed, plus an extra charge for each cubic meter (m3) consumed. The fixed charge is to cover the essential running costs of Yorkshire Water. Whilst the variable charges are for the consumption at your Cleckheaton home.

Unmetered Customers in Cleckheaton

Customers that don't have a water meter at their Cleckheaton home pay an annual charge for their water usage. This charge is fixed, this means you will pay the same amount no matter how much water you use at your Cleckheaton home.

The rate unmetered customers pay for water in Cleckheaton is based on the rateable value of your home. The rateable value part of your Cleckheaton water rates will have been determined by the local council in the 90s and are unlikey to have changed since then.

Should I get a water meter installed? That depends on how much water you consume. If you have a small family, or live alone, having a water meter installed at your Cleckheaton could be cheaper.

Customers with bigger families that use more water will probably not benefit by having a meter installed.

How much is the average water bill in Cleckheaton?

The average water bill Cleckheaton residents are billed is £15.50 per month, which is £186 annually.

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How do I pay my Cleckheaton water bill?

You will first need to register with Yorkshire Water. Once you've registered an account with Yorkshire Water, you will be offered a choice of payment options such as:

  • Direct Debit
  • Online payments
  • Pay over the phone
  • Bank transfer
  • Payment by cheque
  • Payment card

It's also possible to choose the frequency of your Cleckheaton bill. Whilst some customers would prefer to pay annually, other customers would prefer quarterly, monthly, or even weekly payments instead. When you set up your Yorkshire Water account, you will be able to choose how you pay your water bill, and how often you need to pay it.

Can I switch the water supplier in Cleckheaton?

Unfortunately, your water supplier is fixed and depends on the catchment area based on your postcode. As a customer in Cleckheaton BD19, your water supplier is Yorkshire Water.

Since April 2017, business water customers have been able to switch water suppliers. You can find out if your business is eligible in our guide to switching water suppliers.

Cleckheaton Water Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have answered some common questions that customers in Cleckheaton have about their water supply.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water in Cleckheaton

Is the tap water in Cleckheaton safe to drink?

Yes! You can drink the tap water in Cleckheaton. You can rest assured that Cleckheaton water meets high standards making it safe to drink. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate has scored Cleckheaton water quality 99.94% in overall mean zonal compliance, that means your tap water is safe to drink. It is not required to boil or filter Cleckheaton water to make it drinkable.

Where does the water in Cleckheaton come from?

There are three main sources of water that supply Cleckheaton:

  • Surface sources - 93%
  • Groundwater sources - 6%
  • Mixed sources - 1%

How hard is the water in Cleckheaton

While rainwater itself is relatively soft, water hardness can change through the water cycle. As rainwater filters through rocks, it picks up minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. The more minerals the water picks up, the harder is your water considered.

The water hardness in Cleckheaton is fewer than 60ppm, that means the water hardness in in Cleckheaton is rated as soft water.

What does this mean?

The clean water supply to your home in Cleckheaton contains just trace amounts of hard water minerals. soft water means your clothes should be softer after washing, and your appliances more efficient. You might also notice less limescale build-up in your appliances which means they should last longer.

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You shouldn't need to use a water softener at your home in Cleckheaton.

Cleckheaton No Water

If you don't have any running water in your Cleckheaton home, you will first need to find out whether the problem is with your home plumbing or if the problem is an outage affecting Cleckheaton.

If there is no water at your Cleckheaton home, do you only have no cold water or no hot water? If you don't have hot water but have cold water, the issue will be with your home plumbing and not a problem affecting Cleckheaton.

If your home has no cold water, not even a trickle, contact Yorkshire Water for assistance. If this is the case, you can try these tips:

  1. Check for updates on the "In Your Area" sections of the Yorkshire Water website for any information explaining why you have no water.
  2. Examine the Twitter account of Yorkshire Water, quite often you will find they have posted an update about the issue.
  3. Check with your neighbours to find out if they also have no water.
  4. Verify your stop tap and make sure it's open.

Cleckheaton water leak or flooding

Cleckheaton water problems might include anything from a burst water main or flooding, to a leak in your Cleckheaton home. This is why you should make sure you know what to do and who to contact regarding water emergencies.

If you notice a water leak or flooding outside your Cleckheaton property, you must do one of the following as soon as possible:

  1. Call Yorkshire Water whether the problem is with clean water or wastewater.
  2. If you can access the internet from your location, go to the "report a leak" section of the Yorkshire Water website and fill in the form to report the problem.

Why does the water in Cleckheaton taste strange?

If you notice a change in taste or smell with your Cleckheaton water this could be down to one of the following reasons:

  1. Chlorination is a safe manner to ensure thorough hygiene in the pipe network.
  2. Seasonal changes can affect it by infusing your Cleckheaton water with an earthy smell or taste.
  3. Plumbing can cause the taste of your water to change, adding rubbery, salty, or metallic hints to Cleckheaton water.

If you have questions about your water's taste, smell, or appearance, you can speak to Yorkshire Water via the contact channels listed above.

Broadband Speed in Cleckheaton BD19

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The speed of your broadband connection at your Cleckheaton home depends on several factors such as:

  • The type of connection (ADSL, Fibre, or Cable)
  • Distance from the telephone exchange
  • Location of the router in your home
  • If you're using wi-fi or ethernet
  • Which provider you have

Test the speed of your connection and see how it compares to the average broadband speed for Cleckheaton with our easy to use broadband speed test tool.

Did you know that the average download speed in the UK is around 62.5Mbps?

Cleckheaton Average Download Speed Cleckheaton Average Upload Speed
50.60 Mbps 9.30 Mbps
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The type of internet connection you have can affect the speed you get at your home in Cleckheaton. An FTTP is the fastest internet connection available in the UK at the time of writing, this has been rolled out to 31.83% of households in the UK.

ADSL is the slowest type of connection, in some remote parts of the UK it is the only means of connection currently available.

What to look for when choosing an internet provider in Cleckheaton?

It's 2022, which means the internet is just as important as any other utility, perhaps more important. So picking the right internet provider can be unnerving. Don't worry, let's take a look at the top four points that you should consider when choosing an internet provider in Cleckheaton.

Availability

The first thing you need to think about when choosing an internet provider in Cleckheaton is what's available. The majority of homes in Cleckheaton can take advantage of superfast' or fibre connections, people outside a built-up area could face issues getting access to the fastest internet.

Although, homes that have been built in the last few years may already have access to ultrafast FTTH since developers often install the latest technology during construction.

Type of connection

What are the different types of connection in Cleckheaton?

  • Fibre broadband
    • This is the fastest type of connection you can get in Cleckheaton
    • Fibre broadband is split into two categories, they are called 'Superfast' and 'Full Fibre'
    • Superfast broadband has a download speed of at least 24 Mbps.
    • A Full Fibre connection comes with downloads speeds from 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.
  • ADSL or ADSL2
    • An older type of connection that is provided via your phone line.
    • Slower speeds up to 24 Mbps.
    • High availability with for 99.9% of Cleckheaton homes.
  • Cable
    • Speeds similar to, or faster than, fibre broadband.
    • Can only choose Virgin Media.
    • Limited availability in some parts of Cleckheaton.
  • 4G/5G, Mobile, and Satellite Broadband
    • Speed depends on strength of the mobile coverage in Cleckheaton.
    • Might work out more expensive without an unlimited data plan.
    • You don't need a router if you tether the connection to your smartphone, although some of the mobile networks in the UK will not allow tethering.
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Cleckheaton broadband value for money

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You also need to consider how much it costs for the broadband in Cleckheaton. It's easy to find a broadband provider that's offering a low priced offer especially for new customers, but the price can quickly increase. You should always look in the terms and conditions of the deal before you sign up to a broadband connection in Cleckheaton. There are some providers that will increase the price you pay during the initial contract period. For example, recently there was a BT price hike that has affected millions of customers.

Cleckheaton Broadband Reliability

The reliability of broadband in Cleckheaton should also be considered, with so many people that work from home either full-time or part-time, we need to have a reliable internet connection to stay in touch with work can be extremely important.

When we're relaxing we're streaming movies or playing online games with friends that without a reliable internet connection for your Cleckheaton home is something to think about.

Cleckheaton broadband technical support

Finally, the technical support for your Cleckheaton broadband internet is of utmost importance. There's a good chance you will never need to get in touch with your internet service provider, but should the need to contact them arises a provider with excellent customer service that can deal with your problem quickly and efficiently is definitely something worth considering when you choose a broadband provider in Cleckheaton.

Broadband FAQ

In the FAQ below, we've answered the frequently asked questions that customers in Cleckheaton ask about their broadband.

Broadband Internet FAQs

Is the internet fast in Cleckheaton?

The average broadband speed in Cleckheaton is:

Cleckheaton Average Download Speed Cleckheaton Average Upload Speed
50.60 Mbps 9.30 Mbps

What do ADSL, Superfast, FTTC, FTTH, and FTTP actually mean?

Put simply, these are the different kinds of internet connection.

  • ADSL: Asymmetric digital subscriber line - with this kind of broadband you can get speeds up to 24 Mbps. However, the further you are from the telephone exchange, the slower your connection will be.
  • Superfast: This is a kind of fibre broadband connection with download speeds of at least 30 Mbps.
  • FTTC: Fibre To The Cabinet - this is a fibre connection that is delivered to one of those green boxes on your street in Cleckheaton, from there it's connected to your home through your traditional copper wire telephone line.
  • FTTP/FTTH: Fibre To The Premises/Home - This is a fibre broadband connection is connected with 100% fibre cables to your Cleckheaton house. That means it's the fastest and most reliable type of broadband fibre internet. At present, 31.83% of UK home .

How fast internet should my internet be?

It really does depend on how you will use the internet. Check out the table below for a rough guide to the kind of broadband speed you should choose for a broadband service in Cleckheaton.

Frequent internet uses Recommended Broadband Download Speed Maximum of 2 devices
Maximum of 2 devices Social media, light streaming, email, working from home (WFH), etc 10-25 Mbps Broadband
3-5 devices AAll the above, plus online gaming and 4K streaming 50-100 Mbps Broadband
5 devices or more All the above and large file transfers or streaming your own video content on the web 100+ Mbps Broadband

What's the difference between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz WiFi?

2.4ghz and 5ghz are the kinds of radio frequencies that internet routers use to transmit the data between your devices. 2.4Ghz WiFi signals travel further, but transmit data at slower speeds. 5Ghz WiFi signals have less range, but your data will be transmitted faster.

What's the telephone dialling code of Cleckheaton

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The telephone dialling code, sometimes called the area code, for Cleckheaton is 01806. When making a call to someone in Cleckheaton, and you are in a different area, you must add 01806 to the number you're calling.

How much does an 01806 Cleckheaton call cost?

If calls are included with your landline or mobile tariff, the cost of the call will probably be included in that tariff. If calls are not included with your tariff, it should cost in the region of 10p per minute, plus a small call set-up charge.

If you don't know whether you have calls included in your tariff, you should ask your provider before you make the call to avoid additional charges on your next phone bill.

How many dialling codes does the UK have? There are 645 area codes in the UK incl. Northern Ireland. They are a mix of three, four, or five digits long.

Gas and Electricity in Cleckheaton

People living in Cleckheaton are able to choose their gas and electricity provider, but regardless of the supplier they are billed by, the electricity and gas is maintained and supplied by the regional network operator.

These network operators are officially called Distribution Network operators (DNOs) and these are the companies that own and operates the infrastructure that connect your Cleckheaton home to the gas network and electricity grid.

In many cases you won't need to contact the Cleckheaton distribution network operator, but should the need arise, you can quickly find out which DNO covers Cleckheaton below.

Learn more about what a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) does in our Distribution Network Operator guide

Electricity Distribution Network Operator for Cleckheaton

The electricity distribution network operator for Cleckheaton is Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire. You can find the Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire contact details in the table below:

Northern Powergrid - Yorkshire Contact Information
General Enquiries 0800 011 3332
Emergencies 0800 375 675
Email cus.serv@northernpowergrid.com
Website https://www.northernpowergrid.com/
Address RSXE-RCZX-XKBL, Manor House, Manor House
Penshaw, Houghton le Spring

There are a total of six electricity distribution network operators that cover the UK:

  1. Electricity North West
  2. Northern Powergrid
  3. SSE Networks
  4. SP Energy Networks
  5. UK Power Networks
  6. Western Power Distribution
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Power Generation near Cleckheaton

There are no power plants within a 10 mile radius of Cleckheaton.

Fossil Fuels

In 2021, fossil fuels accounted for 47.4% of the UK’s electricity generation. The majority of which was natural gas (42%) and coal (2.7%). In addition, a tiny amount was generated with other types of fossil fuels (2.7%). The amount of electricity produced from fossil fuels changes each year.

Nuclear Power

16.1% of the UK's electricity came from nuclear reactors in 2021, this is expected to reduce in the next few years as the UK’s nuclear power stations are scheduled for closure, only one will still be generating energy 2035. However, there are plans to build new nuclear reactors such as Hinkley Point C which is currently under construction.

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy accounted for 40.3% of electricity in 2021, that's up from 29% in 2018. Renewable fuel is generated from souces such as wind, solar, hydro, and biomass. This is expected to continue rising as the UK strives to hit its net-zero targets.

Municipalities Close By Cleckheaton

You might be wondering which municipalities are close to Cleckheaton, in the below table you will find the five closest municipalities to Cleckheaton.

Closest five municipalities to Cleckheaton
Municipality Distance from Cleckheaton
Scholes -
Bailiff Bridge 2.06 miles
Brighouse 2.06 miles
Rastrick 2.06 miles